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Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Aliso Viejo, California

Trainer & Educational Content Designer

Catherine Atkinson is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum designer, presenter, and technology coach. She taught history/social science and ELA to English language, gifted, and special education students for 27 years at the middle school level. Catherine has taught in a 1:1 classroom since 2008 where her students used MacBooks, iPads, and Chromebooks to collaboratively and creatively demonstrate their learning. She has served in a variety of leadership positions: history/social science department chair, technology coordinator, master teacher, mentor teacher, and member of the instructional leadership team. 

Catherine earned a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Technology Integration in K16 Education from Johns Hopkins University. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and M.S. in Educational Technology from California State University Fullerton. Catherine has presented at over 75 regional and national conferences in the areas of technology integration, differentiation, gifted learning, and digital literacy. Her research interests and publications focus on ways to integrate meaningful learning with technology in K-12 and teacher education.  She is also a Newsela Certified. Educator.